Alec Baldwin's Daughter Compares Reaction To Travis Scott Astroworld Tragedy To Rust Shooting
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Alec Baldwin's daughter Ireland has been on the end of some heavy criticism after comparing the public reaction to the tragedy at Travis Scott's Astroworld show in Houston to the fatal shooting on the set of Rust that involved her dad.
Eight people died at Scott's concert in, whereas Alec Baldwin accidentally shot cinematographer Halyna Hutchins dead on the set of the western movie in New Mexico.
Now, Baldwin's 26-year-old daughter has shared an Instagram story in which she defended Scott, as well as equating the two tragedies.
She has since deleted the post in which she blamed 'misinformation' and 'twisted cancel culture bulls***' was behind the criticism of Scott in the aftermath of the incident.
However, she did also say that Scott 'incites the rage' at his shows.
Ireland wrote: "First, you were armory/stunt coordination pros when it came to the horrific tragedy involving my dad.
"And now Travis Scott is demonic because he ALLOWED people to die at his show?"
She added: "But it's not Travis Scott's fault."
Baldwin went on to write that 'any musician would validate that you can't see or hear anyone up there. Especially when wearing in-ear monitors'.
"C'mon people...do a little research before you go spewing cancel culture bulls***," she continued.
"People lost their children at this show and you've got say is that Travis Scott's music is demonic and be [sic] belongs in prison? Jesus."
In another post, she said: "Maybe we should stick to what we actually know, stop making assumptions, stop spreading misinformation, and educate ourselves on things we know nothing about."
In seemingly contradictory fashion, she later said: "I am in no way defending Travis Scott because honestly, I don't know him or care personally.
"I've been to two of his shows. I watched people get carried out on stretchers with head injuries and from ODs.
"He incites the rage. No doubt about that.
"But I refuse to fall into this twisted cancel culture bulls*** when it's coming from people who have no idea how anything works."
Explaining her later deletion of the posts, Baldwin said: "Deleted my posts for one reason - people on the internet are scary and so misinformed."
"All that matters are the families of those who died in the Astroworld tragedy. My heart breaks for them. The point I was trying to make was stop rage-blaming.
"Make informed opinions and posts. So many people are at fault. Not just one person."
However, her comments have angered quite a few people.
One said: "So Alec Baldwin also ran around set telling everyone to load guns with bullets and be reckless?
"Someone might want to shut Ireland up cause she's not helping Alec or TS by equating the situations."
Another joked: "The City of New York defends Ireland Baldwin, compares backlash from comments on Astroworld tragedy to 9/11."
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